Am I Danish?: Ibrahim vs the Ghetto Laws | Witness

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“It affects me that Denmark, which I love and care about, punishes me because of the family I was born into,” says 19-year-old Ibrahim el-Hassan.

El-Hassan was born in Denmark, but is considered a “non-Western descendant”.

He grew up in Vollsmose, a suburb classified by authorities as a “hard ghetto”.

When the Danish government introduces its “ghetto package” of laws, El-Hassan decides to defend his neighbourhood.

Armed with social media and a petition, he begins a summer of protests which eventually take him to the halls of Denmark’s Parliament.

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In This Story: Denmark

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe.  The capital is Copenhagen. Denmark proper, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 islands.

The Kingdom of Denmark comprises Denmark proper and the two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009.

Denmark has highly developed mixed economy. Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone. It is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area. Denmark has close linguistic ties to its Scandinavian neighbours.

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